Rudyard Kipling and Colonialism

To understand writers, such as Rudyard Kipling,  whose lives were formed and influenced by the British Empire they grew up and lived in it is helpful to have some background knowledge. Explore the links below to better understand the world depicted in stories like Rikki-Tikki Tavi och the poem The White Man’s Burden.

Historical Atlas of the British Empire

The Map as History: The British Empire, Trading Routes and Construction

The Story of India: Colonialization

The Story of India: British Attitudes Towards India


Rudyard Kipling

rudyard-kiplng-by-john-collier-1891-wikimedia-commons Rudyard Kipling, by John Collier 1881, From Wikimedia Commons. Image in Public domain.



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